Sunday, May 30, 2010



AND THE WINNER IS....................(click on the link above to find out)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


WHAT IS A BLOG might ask?  Well, its It's a linky list that is SHARED between a group of blogs that allow people to "hop" from blog to blog to see whats happening around the blogging world.  So lets get started. 

Here's how it works....
1.  Grab the LIVE IT...LOVE IT...BREATH IT button and add it to your blog / blog list (its the first link on this list)  Leave me a comment when your there and I'll grab your button to add it to my list as well.

2.  Add the blog hop list (instructions are below) to your Button Swap Blog Hop post.  Be sure to include the guidelines so all the buttons you swap with others will be returned by them grabbing yours as well.
     * Be sure to include your button's copy code in your swap post.

3. Link your blog post up to the blog hop. (you only need to do this once and its will show up on all the hop list on all the blogs participating)

4.  Then start visiting other participants!  Grab their button and add it to your blog sidebar or blog roll.  Don't forget to leave them  a comment telling them about you visiting the blog hop party.  Be sure to return the favor to anyone visiting you.

5.  Don't wait for them...go get them!  HAVE FUN & HOPPY BOGGING.

(guidelines provided by blogger chic designs)

Saturday, May 22, 2010


AND THE WINNER IS........................
 ~ JAN in ID ~
C-O-N-G-R-A-T!   Thank you to everyone who signup to follow my blog.  Every now and then I will be giving away some more.  So spread the never know what I'll have to give away.  
  So, JAN in have 24hrs (12:15am May 30th, 2010) to get send me an email via my blog so I can get you your brand new stamp set sent to you. 

OK.... for all those stampers out I am going to play all day.  Split Coast Stampers (SCS) is holding a convention here in Syracuse.  With that said....I'm giving away this stamp set from STAMPIN UP.  The name of the set is WHIMSICAL WORDS.  
Wanna Win?  All you have to do is sign up to follow my blog and leave me a comment about what you think about my blog.   I will pick a random number from the people who sign up to follow me and announce the winner one week from today....MAY   29th...
REMEMBER in order to win, you have to sign up to follow me, just leaving a comment doesn't qualify but welcoming. 
I'm off to enjoy your day!!

DON'T FORGET....YOU MUST SIGN UP TO FOLLOW MY order to be in the random drawing for the free stamp set.  Click on over to the side bar .. look for  'follows' and sign up....

Friday, May 21, 2010

Girls Nite Out....

Good times before we stamp the next day away..


Finally, a convention I can afford to go to.  It won't get any closer than this....Tomorrow 5 of us girls ( ok - tonight...we're starting early) are meeting up and staying in Syracuse to get ready for a stamping day.  One of the requirments was to make your own name here it is.... 

what do ya think?  Its country looking right?  Thats my style.  Leave me a comment to tell me what you think.
Here are 2 more name tags from the girls...the other 2 I'll have to get tonight when I meet up with them....
This is Nikki's (aka: KAREN).  She doesn't think its all that grand but I LOVE IT!!  Visit her SCS gallery.  She has some pretty nice cards posted there.  Next is Lorraine's tag...aka: LEMON LORRAINE.....

ok...don't be jealous girls....I was playing around in PSE 6 and discovered the cookie cutter tool. So thats why LEMON's name tag is all decked out in style... Im stilling learning the simple things...but loving the software.  I get so tickled over the little things... *smile*.  OK - did I mention how your suppose to keep it attached to your shirt?  Well I was wondering the being creative as I like to think I am...this is what I came up with...

 I used my creative mind (yeah right) and sewed a saftey pin to a piece of scrap paper and then on the other side I used some huge dimensionals with some major thicknessDid I mention how I hand sewn the stitching...and then almost to the end...the needle broke...go figure...

Hope you enjoyed my blabbing....stay tune...I'll post the other 2 pics when I get them.....Don't forget to leave me a comment to tell me what you think about them....

 5-23-10 UPDATE:  AS are the other 2 name tags..

How cute are these?  Just loving them!  There were some really creative name tags.  Lots of ideas for next time.  I couldn't use the 'cookie cutter' tool in PSE 6 on Kelly's because of the way I snapped the picture...but for Amy's...her's was easy becuase it was square.  The shape almost matches her badge..

Yet another Birthday

On May 3rd yet another friend turned 40.   She lives in Louisiana so I had to wait to post pic of her card so she wouldn't see it before she got it in the mail.  I hope by now she has it....

 Did ya happen to notice the little boot is kicked over?  Heres a close up.  I got this idea from my friend Nikki (aka: KAREN) [....long story].  She made a card with this stamp set and I absolutely loved I kinda borrowed her idea...

Any's the inside of her card...

I hope she has a marvelous year!   HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEN!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Ok, so I've had a few dozen facelifts on my blog.....Its sort of like moving your furniture around in your living room......until it looks right.....just gotta keep moving it around.  Then looks good for a week..or so...and then time for a change.  On a serious note...I have been searching for a 'crafty' look...buttons, lots of embellisments (something related) and found nothing.  So after endless searching... I came across  There are tons of stuff there for FREE...(did I mention FREE)...that match...its like going to the store to buy an outfit...and when your at the check out just gotta have those earrings near the register...oh, and don't forget...the shoes....and why not just buy the purse that matches the color in the button on the dress......ladies - you know EXACTLY what Im talking about.....  so, if you become a follower of mine...don't be surprised from time to time to see something different on my blog.....word has it though...once your settled in...if you change the blog background / may not look right on your older posts......guess I'll have to learn the hard way.  But until then...if I don't discover something out there close to what Im really looking for...then this is it....I LIKE IT!

New Signature

signatureWell, I finally created my new signature.  Not to bad for not knowing much....just a lot of frustrated nights playing with my Photoshop Elements 6.  Didn't have a clue how to use it...but figured things out by tutorials.  And I still don't know what all those buttons are for.....So, my very first...from scratch design...looks a little big....but I've made it this far...and I can't go back...cause it would take me 3 hrs to do it all over again (*smile*)

Monday, May 17, 2010


Ok, Im going to attempt my first ever blog hop.  I thought it would be fun to hop around to see what other crafting blogs have to offer ..... so here it its....

Leave me a comment so I can hop on over to your blog.

Here is my button....grab it and pass it along.


Here are the guidelines for playing...

1. Grab the Blogger Chix Designs button and put it on your blog/blog roll (first link on the list). Leave them a comment while you're there. Don't forget to leave myself a comment (LOVE IT...LIVE IT...BREATH IT and I'll grab your button and add it to my blog roll too!

2. Add the blog hop list (instructions below list) to your Button Swap Blog Hop post on your blog. Be sure to include the guidelines so all the buttons you swap with others will be returned by them grabbing yours as well. *Be sure to include your button's copy code in you Swap Post.

3. Link your blog post up to the blog hop. (You only need to link up once and it will show up on all the hop lists on all the blogs participating).

4. Then start visiting the other participants! Grab their button and add it to your blog sidebar or blog roll, and leave them a comment telling them your visiting from the BSBH party! Be sure to return the favor to anyone visiting you.

*Tip for having lots of buttons swap success - don't wait for others to come to you, go to them first!*

Saturday, May 15, 2010

How Sweet it is....

Ok, from time to time, I might post something unrelated to crafting....but hey.....My daughter barrel races horses.  I caught on camera a precious moment....Sandy & her snuggling...PRICELESS!

Friday, May 14, 2010


Today is one of my friends birthday.  She likes tea so this is what I made for her.  I was inspired by this card (click here) . The Tea Cup, saucer & handle were all punched out by stampin' Up punches.                                           HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMY.

 I used some Stampin' Up Crystal Effects on my flowers to give it a 3-D glossy look. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

wanted to share some more....

My nephew when to his Jr. Prom and I made this
book for him.

If you interested in purchasing a book let me know. 6x12 book will run $10.00 (up to 4 letters) add $1.50 for each additional letter. 8x12 book will run $15.00 (up to 4 letters) add$2.00 for each additional letter. You pick the size and the colors and I'll do the rest. You can contact me @
If your not from the area, we can work out shipping charges. I'll post some more of my crafts later.


I have been enjoying creating wordbooks. Using my cricut and a software program called Sure Cuts can create just about anything. The trick is learning how to use the software (which is quite easy) I purchased my Sure Cuts Alot (SCAL) from Its actually on sale now for mothers day (20% off). This is the best deal I came across. This price comes with the CD. Other websites offered 2 separate prices (one with CD and one with just the download.) But this website .... had a great price for both!

Aaahh finally....

Well, Im moving forward...slowly but surely....This is my gazillionth (if that is such a word) attempt at keeping up a wish me luck.
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